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Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms & Diagnosis

Inflammation of the urinary bladder Cystitis, interior lining closeup illustration

    In last week’s blog, we talked about what interstitial cystitis is, what causes it, and how the urinary system works. This week we are continuing the conversation about interstitial cystitis and we will be discussing the symptoms Read

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What is Interstitial Cystitis?

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Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder health condition that causes recurring bouts of pain and pressure in the bladder and pelvic area, often accompanied by an urgent and frequent need to urinate. Considering symptoms vary from patient Read More…

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Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

Hydration is Important For Your Bladder, Too!

We all know how important hydration is to the body.  Our body is mostly made up of water, and it requires constant fluid intake in order to function optimally.  Being just a little bit dehydrated can lead to fatigue and

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms

Non-hormonal Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms

Are you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties and experiencing symptoms related to low estrogen?  Do you have vaginal dryness or burning, painful intercourse, feel like you’re getting a urinary tract infection often (even though you’re not)?  Has Read

Posted in Bladder, Hormones, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen sclerosus, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Cost of MonaLisa Touch Treatments & Quality of Life

Today I’d like to do something most doctors will not do, and that’s to talk about the cost of MonaLisa Touch treatments.  We’ve been offering MonaLisa Touch treatments to our patients and are having great success; however, some patients are

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Cinco de Mayo Tips for Interstitial Cystitis Sufferers

This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday where we celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire on that date in 1862.  Here in America it tends to be a day of indulging in all things Mexican– from

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Long Term Elmiron Patients: Please Visit Your Eye Doctor

If you have been taking Elmiron (pentosan), I recommend that you make an appointment with your eye doctor for a full exam.  A recent study published in August of 2018 has linked long term Elmiron use to changes in vision.  If

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Helps Women Who Experience Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is exactly what it sounds like— painful!  Unfortunately, it’s something that a lot of women experience for a variety of reasons.  It could be due to declining estrogen levels, from an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pelvic issue like Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Can Help With Interstitial Cystitis

MonaLisa Touch is the newest service offered in our office, and it is great for women who have vaginal discomforts like dryness, painful intercourse, or other menopausal symptoms.  However, it can also be quite beneficial for women who experience incontinence

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Treatments

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